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About National Philanthropy Day
Source: Association of Fundraising Professionals  ·  November 15, 2011  ·  Excerpt

National Philanthropy Day® (NPD) is a special day set aside on the fifteenth of November. The purpose of this day is to recognize the great contributions of philanthropy -- and those people active in the philanthropic community -- to the enrichment of our world.

NPD provides an opportunity to reflect on the meaning of giving and all that it has made possible. First held in 1986, NPD celebrates the endless daily contributions individuals and organizations across the world make to countless causes and missions. Last year, more than 100 AFP chapters held NPD events and activities across North America.

Through NPD, participants are able to show appreciation for all that has been accomplished in the name of giving, as well as show that there is still more to do. It's our chance to step into the spotlight for a brief moment and remind our communities, our society and the world that the spirit of giving is alive and well.

NPD, which is registered with the Patent and Trademark Office, U.S. Department of Commerce, is coordinated by the Association of Fundraising Professionals.

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Our take
Networking, sharing ideas, and reflecting on successful philanthropy with other organizations in your community can be of vital importance. Occasions like National Philanthropy Day, which is recognized at locations throughout North America, offer a shared experience that exposes various industries to the public good of charitable giving and corporate philanthropy.

Contact us now for help answering these and other questions:

  • What are the best ways to network with other fundraising professionals in my community?
  • Are there other events throughout the year that my organization should be aware of as tools for networking or finding new donor prospects?


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